Video Guide (2011~2013)

 Some of these resources are now out of date.
Visit the Updated Video Guide for more current resources.

Video  Sites for Language Learning


Sites that can be used to download video from YouTube

Screencapturing & Screensharing

Interactive Audio/Video

Video Email
Register here:
Click ‘Compose New Message’

TV & Movie Viewing & Downloading

Online Video Sites & Tools

  • Dotsub – Facilitates user generated subtitles of video. Users can link to videos already online or  upload their own (see example below)
  • – subtitled videos with lesson materials
  •  – online collaborative video editing
  • JayCut – facilitates online video editing
  • Teacher Tube – educational version of Youtube 
  • VideoSurf – Video search tool

DotSub lets you choose our subtitle language

The video below is an example of’s option for creating subtitles in many languages 

The most common way to edit videos on Windows using Windows Movie Maker.
Another free options is Videopad (XP Friendly)
Here are some WMM g

   Common WMM Functions

Click the Home tab, to import videos, photos, or music.  Add text by clicking Title, Caption, or Credit. 

Click the Edit Tab, move the cursor, and click the ‘split’ icon to splice your video to insert a transition or remove a portion of the video.

To save your projects as a video file, click File/Save Movie as.  Recommended for this project will determine filesize and quality for you 

‘Create custom setting’ will allow you to determine those settings.

‘Save Project’ will save the project so you can edit it later. 

Looking for Background music?

YouTube Tips

YouTube allows you to mark videos to watch later, keeps a history of everything you’ve watched (when logged in) and enables you to create playlists that can be public or private.  When watching a video, you can like it.  You can see all of your ‘liked’ videos by clicking ‘Video Manager/Likes’. 
You can also add a video to one of your playlists by clicking ‘Add to’.  You can also subscribe to that video producer, and click on the Transcript icon if available. 

Right Clicking Options

When you Right Click on a YouTube video you get a variety of useful options.  Closed Captions You can also click ‘cc’ to get automatic (usually imperfect) subtitles.

Filter Search Results Use the filter function to find videos that copyright friendly, closed captioned, or created by certain authors

Publishing a Video on YouTube

First, sign in at with you Gmail ID.

*** In some countries (like Korea) it will be necessary to go to the bottom of the YouTube page and select Location: Worldwide in order to upload videos.

Then Click ‘Upload’ 

There are two ways to publish videos on YouTube – upload a video file or record from your webcam. 

If you choose ‘upload video’, you can upload any of these file types: .mpg, .mov, .wmv, .flv, .avi, mp4 Files can be up to 2GB in size, but must be less than 10 minutes. in length. After you chosen the file to upload, you’ll see a window like the one below. Enter information about Title, Description, tags, and category.  You can also select your privacy settings. Then click ‘save changes’ and you’re done.

If you choose to record from a webcam, you’ll see a window like this. Click ‘allow’.

When you see this window choose your video device and audio device.  You should see your video in the video window and audio volume meter movement on the side.  When you’re ready, click ‘ready to record’. 

When you’re done, click the red square at the bottom.   

After that, you can preview (watch what you just recorded), re-record (if you’re not satisfied and you want to do it again), or publish.

Once you’ve published, you can click My Videos (upper right part of your screen)  to see what you’ve published so far. 

Then click edit to make any changes to the title and description of  your videos.   Congratulations ~ You are now a YouTube Star!